LAKEPOINTE, Ga. – When the ASUN Conference announced its annual postseason awards Saturday night at an awards banquet at Chateau Elan, the Lipscomb women’s golf team was honored with a pair of awards.
The Lady Bisons placed Emma Wasson on the ASUN All-Freshman team and Lauryn Davidson on the All-Academic squad, marking the first time in program history the Lady Bisons have earned multiple postseason honors from the conference.
Wasson, just the second All-Freshman in program history, played 18 round over eight events for Lipscomb as a rookie.
The Knoxville native averaged an 84.4 and recorded two top-50 finishes. Her best round came when she carded a +6, 78 in the final round of the Bama Beach Bash in mid-March. She signed out in a tie for 42nd in a 250-person field.
“After getting off to a rough start this season, I thought Emma had a great year,” Lipscomb head coach Jesse Lawley said. “It’s good to see her get recognized for her play. It shows how resilient she’s been and how hard she has worked.
“She continues to get better each day and I think she’s going to be a part of something special as we move forward with the building of this program.”
Davidson’s recognition gives the Lipscomb women’s golf program it’s first-ever ASUN All-Academic member. The junior from Vienna, West Virginia carries a 4.0 GPA with a double-major in Spanish and Teaching.
Recovering from an off-season surgery, she led the team with a 79.3 scoring average and recorded 37 birdies this season - the fourth most in program history. All 19 of her rounds played in 2018 counted for the Purple and Gold. She also posted two top-20 finishes in eight tournaments.
“This is a huge award for Lauryn as it not only showcases her golf ability, but also her academic ability,” Lawley said. “She’s a 4.0 student as a double major, that’s impressive. She’s also played at the No.1 spot for us all season.
“For her to be the first academic all-conference player in program history is huge. It’s all about her ability and the time she puts into the game and her academics. She is the epitome of what it means to be a student-athlete. I could not be more proud.”
The Lady Bisons open the ASUN Championship Sunday with a 7:30 a.m. tee time in Braselton, Georgia. Check LipscombSports.com for recaps and stats throughout the three-day event.